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How Toxin Exposure Can Weaken Your Bones

News   May 10, 2019 | Original story from the University of Pennsylvania

 
How Toxin Exposure Can Weaken Your Bones

Mitochondrial damage is linked to the bone degradation seen in osteoporosis, according to Penn Vet researchers. Macrophages, a type of immune cell, that had dysfunctional mitochondria (right) were more likely to become osteoclasts—cells that break down bone—than control macrophages (left). Image credit: Avadhani Lab

 
 
 

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